Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Sandwick

Another view from the weekend.

Sandwick, a small hamlet on the shore of Ullswater. To the right the 1,271′ Hallin Fell, which Wainwright regards as “the motorists’ fell, for the sandals and slippers and polished shoes of the numerous car-owners who park their on the crest of the zig-zags on Sunday afternoons have smoothed to its summit a wide track that is seldom violated by the hobnails of fellwalkers1Wainwright, Alfred. A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. Book Two — The Far Eastern Fells. 1957. Fifty-second Impression..

The motorists’ car-park is near St. Peter’s Church — bottom right —  a red sandstone ediface built in 1882 after the old church of St. Martin’s was abandoned “for no very good reason”2Lindop, Grevel. “A Literary Guide to the Lake District”. Page 329. 1993. Chatto & Windus. ISBN 0701136154..

Donald Campbell broke the world water speed record of 202 mph on Ullswater in July 19553‘“Bluebird’S” Record of 202 M.p.h.: Donald Campbell Achieves a New World Water Speed Record in His Turbo-Jet Hydroplane “Bluebird” on Lake Ullswater | the Sphere | Saturday 30 July 1955 | British Newspaper Archive’. 2022. Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk <https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001861/19550730/014/0009> [accessed 12 October 2022]. The “measured mile” ran from Glencoyne to Saltwick which he used as a refuelling base4‘Campbell’s First High Speed Run over Measured Mile | Penrith Observer | Tuesday 12 July 1955 | British Newspaper Archive’. 2022. Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk <https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002296/19550712/001/0001> [accessed 12 October 2022].

Campbell was famously killed in 1967 in an attempt for raise the water-speed record to 300 mph on Coniston Water5Wikipedia Contributors. 2022. ‘Donald Campbell’, Wikipedia (Wikimedia Foundation) <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Campbell#Death> [accessed 12 October 2022].

  • 1
    Wainwright, Alfred. A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. Book Two — The Far Eastern Fells. 1957. Fifty-second Impression.
  • 2
    Lindop, Grevel. “A Literary Guide to the Lake District”. Page 329. 1993. Chatto & Windus. ISBN 0701136154.
  • 3
    ‘“Bluebird’S” Record of 202 M.p.h.: Donald Campbell Achieves a New World Water Speed Record in His Turbo-Jet Hydroplane “Bluebird” on Lake Ullswater | the Sphere | Saturday 30 July 1955 | British Newspaper Archive’. 2022. Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk <https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001861/19550730/014/0009> [accessed 12 October 2022]
  • 4
    ‘Campbell’s First High Speed Run over Measured Mile | Penrith Observer | Tuesday 12 July 1955 | British Newspaper Archive’. 2022. Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk <https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002296/19550712/001/0001> [accessed 12 October 2022]
  • 5
    Wikipedia Contributors. 2022. ‘Donald Campbell’, Wikipedia (Wikimedia Foundation) <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Campbell#Death> [accessed 12 October 2022]

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